The southbound Hutchinson River Parkway was shut down after 8:30 a.m. after a truck went into an overpass at Weaver St/Cr-125/Exit 20. INRIX, the leading international provider of traffic information and intelligent driver services, reported delays of 30 minutes at its worst. Traffic was being taken off using Mamaroneck Ave and rerouted locally. There have been back-ups to Griffen Avenue but the right lane reopened just before 2 p.m.
“Drivers avoiding the queues will use the I-95 instead,” says INRIX “However, delays are expected to build soon this afternoon from the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95), as it is a typical long delay bottleneck during the holiday season.”
Earlier this morning, an accident on the SB 1-95 in New Rochelle closed 2 lanes for almost 2 hours south of exit 16 after a charter bus slammed into the right rail at 6:20 a.m. Traffic was stop and go from Chatsworth Avenue/Exit 17 in Larchmont on the New England Thruway.
Police activity in Queens closed Sutphin Blvd near Jamaica Station around 9:30 a.m. While the road is still closed between Liberty Avenue and Hwy 25/Hillside Avenue, INRIX have confirmed traffic is coping well and trains are running their normal holiday timetable.
New York is the fourth most congested city in the US, according to INRIX, and drivers heading to Macy’s fireworks over the Hudson River should note traffic will be very slow into NYC from 2 p.m. Roads will be closed on the West Side from 4 p.m.
“Around midday, there was seven miles of heavy traffic along the Long Island Expressway from Grand Central Parkway to Cross Island, with average speeds of 29mph,” says INRIX. “This was not following an incident, but just slow traffic making its way into the City.”
And it’s only going to get busier with traffic already starting to slow down heading from Brooklyn to Rockaway on the Marine Parkway Bridge.
Inrix comments, “Drivers can avoid getting stuck in a jam by downloading the free predictive traffic app, INRIX Traffic, and “never be late again”.
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Cat Kobylinski, INRIX